Professional Activities

Short CV

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since 2018: Full Professor for Cryptography and Privacy Engineering (ENCRYPTO) at the Department of Computer Science of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

2012-2018: Independent Research Group Leader and head of the Engineering Cryptographic Protocols Group (ENCRYPTO) at the Department of Computer Science of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

2011: Postdoctoral Researcher in the System Security Lab at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

2008-2011: Doctoral Researcher (Dr.-Ing., equivalent to PhD) and Research Assistant at Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) in the System Security Lab at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

2007: Research Internship at Nokia Bell Labs, Security Solutions/Cryptographic Systems, Murray-Hill, NJ, USA on "Practical Secure Function Evaluation" (host: Vladimir Kolesnikov, PhD).

2003-2008: Diploma (Dipl.-Inf. Univ., equivalent to M.Sc.) in Computer Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. See MyWebsite@FAU for details.


See Complete List of Publications (most indexed by DBLP and Google Scholar).

I am doing research in privacy, cryptographic protocols, applied cryptography, and computer security, including:

  • Privacy-Preserving Protocols
    • Private Set Intersection and Private Contact Discovery
    • Private Speech Processing
    • Genomic Privacy
  • Secure Computation Protocols and Compilers for Cryptographic Protocols
    • Efficient Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols (see ABY, TASTY)
    • Secure Evaluation of (Semi-)Private Functions, Universal Circuits (see UC, FairplayPF, FairplaySPF)
    • Secure Computation of Alternative Function Representations (Branching Programs, Neural Networks)
  • Hardware-Assisted Cryptographic Protocols
  • Cloud Computing Security

The following word clouds are generated from the titles of my publications and give an overview on my research topics and where we have published our results.

For my collaborations, see List of Coauthors. My Erdös Number equals 4; the path is T. Schneider - M. Fischlin - S. Goldwasser - L. Lovasz - P. Erdös.

Honors & Awards

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2019: ERC Starting Grant

2016: Finalist 6. Deutscher IT-Sicherheitspreis 2016. Our submission "Praktikable Private Schnittmengenberechnung" was among the 11 finalists selected from 45 submissions.

2012: Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

2012: Science Award in Data Protection and Data Security of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD)

2011: Finalist CAST PhD Award IT Security

2008-2011: Ruhr-University Graduate Research School Fellow

2008: Finalist CAST BSc Award IT Security

2008: ASQF Sponsorship Award for excellent studies

2007-2008: Leonardo-Kolleg Fellow at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2007: Best B.Sc. (Vordiplom) at Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2004-2008: German National Academic Foundation Scholar (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2003-2008: Bavarian Elite Program Scholar (BayBFG)

2003: Finalist and Laureate of 21. German Informatics Contest (Bundeswettbewerb Informatik)